"Master, in training in Gyokku Ninjutsu, I have mastered the basic kicks and strikes, and combat evasions - is this enough for me to fight several opponents?"
Not yet. To fight more than one opponent, you must learn the serpent style of tactical combat, which involves using your opponents as human shields, and moving between them in such a way that they get in each others' way when they try to attack you.
This will be taught soon - however, FIRST you need to learn how to take out a single opponent effectively, which is what the first part of your training is directed at.
Here are some of the tactics that a ninja uses to combat multiple opponents...
Besides serpent style tactics, there are other tactics that a ninja uses to combat multiple opponents - a ninja might pretend to run from his opponents, using a special system of varied speed in the running that will exhaust his enemies more than it exhausts him as they try to pursue him. Obviously, intense training is needed at this type of running.
When this strategy is applied, not all the ninja's opponents will chase him at the same speed, as different people have different running speeds. This will cause his opponents to space out. As this happens, the ninja will turn and destroy the first pursuing attacker in one-on-one combat (instead of one-against-many).
There are many other COMPLEX STRATEGIES TO DEFEAT MULTIPLE OPPONENTS that can be effectively used by a ninja, or a group of ninja, to fight opponents that outnumber them ten to one.
...And beyond even that, there's weaponry...
Mastery of the tactical bow is an integral part of Gyokku ninjutsu strategies to fight several opponents. Once the ninja puts some distance between himself and his opponents, he can hide and take out one or more of his attackers as they pass his hiding place with a blowgun or a small steel tactical bow.
These are some of the methods that a ninja uses to engage multiple opponents in combat.
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